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The shape of glasses varies depending on the period and their use (e.g., correcting far- or nearsightedness, protecting the eye, magnifying).
examples of eyeglasses opera glasses monocle lorgnette pince-nez sunglasses scissors-glasses half-glasses

opera glasses click to hear

Optical magnifying instrument held in front of the eyes; it is used for looking at relatively close objects such as at the theater.

monocle click to hear

Single lens held in place under the ridge of the eyebrow.

lorgnette click to hear

Glasses held in front of the eyes by a handle attached to the side of one rim.

pince-nez click to hear

Glasses whose frame has a spring bridge that grips the nose.

sunglasses click to hear

Glasses with lenses that filter the sun’s glare to protect the eyes.

scissors-glasses click to hear

Lorgnette whose lenses fold back over one another and can be slipped into the handle, which also acts as a case.

half-glasses click to hear

Glasses with half lenses to correct farsightedness; the empty space above them is used to see distances.